Kia planning coupe, station wagon versions of 2011 Optima

According to a Kia source, the Korean automaker is planning to do an estate version of the 2011 Kia Optima for the European market.

When asked about a station wagon version of the 2011 Optima, Kia’s design chief Peter Schreyer said: “I would love to do station wagon and coupe versions of the car. The station wagon would only really work for Europe but the coupe would work in the US.”

Heck, we’d love the coupe but we’d love to see a station wagon version of the Optima in the U.S. just as much.

The 2011 Kia Optima sedan made its debut at the 2010 New York Auto Show earlier this month. It will go on sale in the fall of 2010 with three engine choices including a 200-hp 2.4L GDI 4-cylinder, a 274-hp 2.0L GDI 4-cylinder turbo and a 2.4L hybrid variant due out in early 2011.

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– By: Kap Shah

Source: AutoCar